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Old 09-18-2015, 10:59 PM
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2016 c63s review

I wanted to wait until I had at least 1000 miles on the vehicle before this review. I have been a fan of the AMG brand ever since I met either Hans Werner Aufrecht or Erhard Melcher in 1986 at the Miami International Auto show where they had the e300 AMG "Hammer" on display. I took some pics of it but haven't been able to find them.

The w204 c63 got my attention once more and at that time I decided that it was time to seriously start thinking about saving for one. I ended up buying a 2009 c350 to see what MB was all about these days. My father drove numerous MB's including my favorite the 280s. Man that thing was fast for its time in the late 70's. My father's last MB was a ML350 which had numerous problems and recalls to the point that my father said that MB is not what it used to be.

My impressions of my 2016c3s

1- Interior materials and finish.
I checked out the audi's and the BMW's and the interior of the C63 is ages ahead of its rivals. The leather used in the cockpit is finished with beautiful red stitching that catches your eye immediately as you sit down. I have the standard seats in mine and they fit snug ( I am 6'2" 190lbs) and are very comfy. I like the "fat" flat bottom steering wheel with alcantera and the red center on top. I didn't think I was going to have this so it's a plus. All the brushed, I think aluminum, switches in the door give it real class and sportiness.

2- Exterior
I just love the look of it. It looks sharp, fast, aggressive, elegant and intimidating all in one. The NSP with the c/f spoiler and the black wheels really make it stand apart from the regular c-class. The front fascia is one of my favorite looks of the car. I have looked at all the panels and the finish is top class. The gaps between the panels do not change in any direction anywhere.


3 - Interior Technology
I have read the manual and I still find little things every other day that make it easier to use. The Navigation is the easiest of any car/suv I've driven. Media player as well as all the other forms of music including Sirius, regular Radio and internet radio are easy to use. Lots of info and settings are available for a variety of daily uses.

4- Driving Technology
I play around with it all the time and I am still working on a permanent setting. I start the car in Comfort mode with the Perf exhaust on and wait until the oil and tranny fluid temperatures turn white and then switch it to sport or sport plus mode. Around town I leave the suspension in the sport setting but on the highway I go to comfort all the way around. The big screen gives you lots of options to change with ease and also allows you to look at the suspension travel and how far the wheels are turning for instance. Reminds me of my playstation days. The small screen in the middle also has lots of features to play around with including the AMG screen which gives you the turbo boost gage and the fluid temps with colors.

5- engine, transmission and exhaust sound
I have the perf exhaust and absolutely love it. I even start the car with it on 90% of the time lol. The downshifts are addictive and plain ridiculous. Videos do not give it any justice, it is something to hear in person with the windows down. Full throttle when passing a truck or next to a wall makes you realize how deep the sound really is. Many, many kudos to AMG for "perfecting" the exhaust note. I have yet to try a race start but have let her go a few times and the power just keeps on coming, second to third to fourth under full throttle will brighten your day in seconds. The transmission's feel is very good and I have no complains. It shifts when I want it too and have had no issues up or down even when hitting it twice in a row.. I know the BMW guys are jumping up and down that their's is better and faster
Here are a few pics of my mistress which is what my wife calls her
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Very nice car and good review--are you set up for the AMG track days yet? And if so where and when?
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Very nice car and good review--are you set up for the AMG track days yet? And if so where and when?
Thanks

I signed up for COTA but they are fully booked in Dec so I'll have to wait and see what the next dates are when they become available.
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Awesome review Will! Glad to see you are loving the car.
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The big screen gives you lots of options to change with ease and also allows you to look at the suspension travel and how far the wheels are turning for instance. Reminds me of my playstation days.
Wait, what?!?

/me runs out to car...
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Great review bro! Car looks nice with the rims!!
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Awesome review Will! Glad to see you are loving the car.
Thanks JP She's everything and more I could have asked for
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Wait, what?!?

/me runs out to car...
Lmao, I understand
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Great review bro! Car looks nice with the rims!!

I haven't figured out how to put more quotes in one reply lol.

Thanks Aman
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Click the "off"" button first and then click quote.
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Great review bro! Car looks nice with the rims!!
Yep, those wheels are hot on this car. Congrats Will...!
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Click the "off"" button first and then click quote.
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Quick question how did you get your speedometer on your display?


Originally Posted by Will617 View Post
I wanted to wait until I had at least 1000 miles on the vehicle before this review. I have been a fan of the AMG brand ever since I met either Hans Werner Aufrecht or Erhard Melcher in 1986 at the Miami International Auto show where they had the e300 AMG "Hammer" on display. I took some pics of it but haven't been able to find them.

The w204 c63 got my attention once more and at that time I decided that it was time to seriously start thinking about saving for one. I ended up buying a 2009 c350 to see what MB was all about these days. My father drove numerous MB's including my favorite the 280s. Man that thing was fast for its time in the late 70's. My father's last MB was a ML350 which had numerous problems and recalls to the point that my father said that MB is not what it used to be.

My impressions of my 2016c3s

1- Interior materials and finish.
I checked out the audi's and the BMW's and the interior of the C63 is ages ahead of its rivals. The leather used in the cockpit is finished with beautiful red stitching that catches your eye immediately as you sit down. I have the standard seats in mine and they fit snug ( I am 6'2" 190lbs) and are very comfy. I like the "fat" flat bottom steering wheel with alcantera and the red center on top. I didn't think I was going to have this so it's a plus. All the brushed, I think aluminum, switches in the door give it real class and sportiness.

2- Exterior
I just love the look of it. It looks sharp, fast, aggressive, elegant and intimidating all in one. The NSP with the c/f spoiler and the black wheels really make it stand apart from the regular c-class. The front fascia is one of my favorite looks of the car. I have looked at all the panels and the finish is top class. The gaps between the panels do not change in any direction anywhere.


3 - Interior Technology
I have read the manual and I still find little things every other day that make it easier to use. The Navigation is the easiest of any car/suv I've driven. Media player as well as all the other forms of music including Sirius, regular Radio and internet radio are easy to use. Lots of info and settings are available for a variety of daily uses.

4- Driving Technology
I play around with it all the time and I am still working on a permanent setting. I start the car in Comfort mode with the Perf exhaust on and wait until the oil and tranny fluid temperatures turn white and then switch it to sport or sport plus mode. Around town I leave the suspension in the sport setting but on the highway I go to comfort all the way around. The big screen gives you lots of options to change with ease and also allows you to look at the suspension travel and how far the wheels are turning for instance. Reminds me of my playstation days. The small screen in the middle also has lots of features to play around with including the AMG screen which gives you the turbo boost gage and the fluid temps with colors.

5- engine, transmission and exhaust sound
I have the perf exhaust and absolutely love it. I even start the car with it on 90% of the time lol. The downshifts are addictive and plain ridiculous. Videos do not give it any justice, it is something to hear in person with the windows down. Full throttle when passing a truck or next to a wall makes you realize how deep the sound really is. Many, many kudos to AMG for "perfecting" the exhaust note. I have yet to try a race start but have let her go a few times and the power just keeps on coming, second to third to fourth under full throttle will brighten your day in seconds. The transmission's feel is very good and I have no complains. It shifts when I want it too and have had no issues up or down even when hitting it twice in a row.. I know the BMW guys are jumping up and down that their's is better and faster
Here are a few pics of my mistress which is what my wife calls her
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Quick question how did you get your speedometer on your display?
that is not a speedo but HP and torque
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The big screen gives you lots of options to change with ease and also allows you to look at the suspension travel and how far the wheels are turning for instance.

stupid question.. how do you get to this screen in the big screen cant find it
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The big screen gives you lots of options to change with ease and also allows you to look at the suspension travel and how far the wheels are turning for instance.

stupid question.. how do you get to this screen in the big screen cant find it
Push the vehicle button, then go to dynamic select. The options are there (Engine for the HP/Torque display).
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Thanks Mate.
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I tested it yesterday and I got it to 503 hp lol. I did it in 3rd gear.
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I dot have this in option in the dynamic select.... Am I missing something when I click on the dynamic select I can only change engine suspension exhaust and traction I don't see anything else what am I doing wrong

Actually I just spoke to another member he doesn't have it either.. Was it because of a software update?
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When in the AMG Display in the instrument cluster; you can display the G Meter. That's pretty slick if you ask me.
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I dot have this in option in the dynamic select.... Am I missing something when I click on the dynamic select I can only change engine suspension exhaust and traction I don't see anything else what am I doing wrong

Actually I just spoke to another member he doesn't have it either.. Was it because of a software update?
When you get dynamic select move/click the large dial forward(do not rotate) it will give you a submenu
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Great Review Will. I'm glad you are enjoying your car. Have you experienced any negatives?
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Great Review Will. I'm glad you are enjoying your car. Have you experienced any negatives?
Agree - very nice review. Also curious if any weird stuff is going with your ride like so many others have posted on here...OR are those all things of the past with the 2016 model?
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When you get dynamic select move/click the large dial forward(do not rotate) it will give you a submenu
Not possible tried already. I think 2015 models are not able to do this. Someone confirm JP?
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